Ticket #284 (closed defect: fixed)
"Invalid query packet" spam due to Mac OS 10.6
|Reported by:||srhuston||Owned by:||lathiat|
Ever since our first Snow Leopard host arrived on the network here, we've seen a lot of "Invalid query packet" messages from hosts (all in the building running avahi, all at the same time, usually more than one error at a time as well). I've narrowed it down to definitely arising from hosts running Snow Leopard (via wireshark I could see no other packets from other hosts at the same time as the logged error), but have yet to capture a packet on the wire which I could definitively say was the culprit. We're not even sure yet what the series of events on the 10.6 host cause it to send out such a packet.
I brought this up in the IRC channel a little while ago, wondering aloud if this was known among the developers. This has become quite a troublesome problem for us, as sometimes for a solid minute we get constant errors from all the hosts in the building at the same time (a couple hundred), flooding syslogs and generally being a nuisance. I'm happy to help with capturing the culprit packet if someone can provide a method to figure out which one is at fault.